12 Dec 2016 ExCeL London

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Izzy Bizu named BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year

On Friday 2nd December 2016, Nick Grimshaw announced Izzy Bizu as our newly crowned BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Izzy will perform at the BBC Music Awards on December 12th. 

*Here's an insight into her journey to the title previously held by Catfish and the Bottlemen and Jack Garratt*

Izzy Awardgrimmy
Izzy Awardgrimmy

Massive congrats @IzzyBizu! Just crowned @BBCMusic Introducing Artist of the Year 🏆 Find out more about her journey… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

And in even more good news... @IzzyBizu will now perform at #BBCMusicAwards 💫

And in even more good news... @IzzyBizu will now perform at #BBCMusicAwards 💫

Thank you so much @grimmers!! So excited to win this year’s @BBCMusic Introducing award, big love! #BBCMusicAwards

Thank you so much @grimmers!! So excited to win this year’s @BBCMusic Introducing award, big love! #BBCMusicAwards

Which performance will be crowned Live Lounge of the year?

The Radio 1 Live Lounge performance of the year shortlist has been revealed and it features some real gems. Which of the five acts will take home the award? Take a look at all the performances and decide for yourself:

*Discover the nominees here*

The Live Lounge
Explore the archive of Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Live Lounge

John Legend joins the line-up!

With an incredible 10 Grammys, an Oscar and a Golden Globe, the critically acclaimed, Platinum-selling singer-songwriter is set to bring his new album 'Darkness and Light' to London.

*Read more*

John Legend Embargoed until 2511
John Legend Embargoed until 2511

Zara Larsson visits Grimmy

Sweden's pop sensation of 2016 Zara Larsson has her love of Beyoncé put to the test as Nick Grimshaw challengers her to play 'How Beyoncé Are You?' on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show.

Zara Larsson joins Grimmy in the studio to find out just how Beyoncé she really is.

Discover the story of Lukas Graham's 7 years

It's broken records, topped the charts internationally and been stuck in our heads for months! Find out how Lukas Graham created one of the biggest songs of the 2016, the surprising journey begins in a bohemian Danish commune 28 years ago...

*READ: The Story of 7 Years* 

Lukas Graham

23 Days...

...till this man hits the stage at the ExCeL London and wraps up an incredible year. Find out how Craig David's gearing up to bring down the curtain on 2016:

Craig looks ahead to playing at the BBC Music Awards 2016 with Steve Wright on Radio 2.

"Leathers - head to toe!"

Could we be seeing a bold new look from the Kaiser Chiefs at the Music Awards in December? From the comfort of his front room, main man Ricky Wilson joins Steve Wright on Radio 2:

Ricky Wilson joins Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2

7 times Robbie Williams over-shared and we loved it

Remind yourself of Robbie's most candid moments in this BBC Music article celebrating him at his outspoken best! From mooning Mexico City to live tweeting the birth of his son, it's all a reminder of why there is still no one quite like Robbie Williams:

*Read the full list here*

Robbie Williams on The Graham Norton Show

Craig David shares Children in Need video

The man with two first names, Craig David, is to release this year’s official BBC Children in Need single, All We Needed and now we have a video to accompany it.

The song has been taken from his recent number one album Following My Intuition.

"This song is extremely personal to me," he told BBC Radio 2 last week.

It is available to download now and all profits will go to the charity

Warning: Third party content, may contain ads.

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Emeli visits Evans

Watch what happened when Emeli Sandé dropped in on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show and performed this beautifully stripped back rendition of reggae classic 'This Love' by Bob Marley.

The reggae classic gets the soul treatment, live on BBC Radio 2...

"I've Googled myself 10 times this morning!"

He's back and we couldn't be more chuffed. 

Ahead of his performance on December 12th in London, listen in as Robbie and wife Ayda Field catch up with Graham Norton on BBC Radio 2. He's at his boisterous, self deprecating best, covering everything from new album anxiety to getting a tattoo on his face! 

Robbie chats to Graham about his new album and a whole lot more...

Craig David and Robbie Williams join the line-up!

Are they THE comeback kings of 2016? We think so. It's been such a huge year for these two and you just know they'll both deliver amazing performances to see it out in style. Get in the mood with Robbie's uplifting new track 'Love My Life', along with songs from all the incredible artists performing at the Music Awards via this BBC Music playlist.

Craig David and Robbie Williams

Get ready for the BBC Music Awards

If like us you can't contain your excitement for this year's extravaganza, keep checking back here for all the buzz and build up to the event. We'll have news and features covering the incredible line-up of artists, reveal the nominees for this year's coveted gongs and whet your appetite with full details of the night itself!

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